From the online reports, it seems that 2012 has been a great year for genre films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival as a lot of the horror films that have premiered have already gotten tons of buzz and have been scooped up for distribution to boot. Rock!
One of the first horror flicks to get nabbed is THE PACT and according to THR, IFC Midnight will give THE PACT a pre-theatrical video-on-demand release which will then be followed by a 12-city theatrical run. It was also reported that IFC Midnight beat out Anchor Bay Entertainment to acquire the film by writer-director Nicholas McCarthy.
THE PACT centers on a woman who returns home to attend her mother’s funeral only to feel something strange and unsettling in the house she grew up in. Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien star. The project, which had its world premiere last Friday at the Egyptian Theatre, is based on a short film McCarthy screened at the 2011 Sundance fest.
Look for more on THE PACT soon!
After their mother passes away, sisters Nicole and Annie reluctantly return to their childhood home to pay their last respects. While staying overnight in the house, the sisters sense a mysterious presence in their midst: noises startling them in the night, objects moving about, a fallen picture of an unknown woman posed next to their mother. Annie begins experiencing a series of intense anddisturbing dreams – visions that lead her to uncover something terrible about her mother’s past that is finally revealing itself.